Walmart to stop locking up ‘multicultural’ personal care products
Walmart has said it will no longer keep “multicultural” personal care products marketed to African Americans locked up in any of its stores. The company on Wednesday said about a dozen of its 4,700 stores nationwide placed multicultural hair care and beauty products under lock and key.
“We’re sensitive to the issue and understand the concerns raised by our customers and members of the community,” Walmart said in a statement.
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“As a retailer serving millions of customers every day from diverse backgrounds, Walmart does not tolerate discrimination of any kind,” the company said. “Like other retailers, the cases were put in place to deter shoplifters from some products such as electronics, automotive, cosmetics and other personal care products.”